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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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One of the best RR museums in the US

Terrific RR museum. Their collection of railcars and engines is extensive both inside the round... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
New Jersey
See the old and recent rail equipment

Suggestion: Worth a call to plan your visit based on what their schedule is that day. I got there... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
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Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development of trains and features a huge collection of railroad memorabilia, a model railroad and an operating replica of the very first locomotive, The Tom Thumb, which was built here.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Terrific RR museum. Their collection of railcars and engines is extensive both inside the round house and outside. Well done exhibits, nice shop, clean restrooms, etc.

Thank Veneto8
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Suggestion: Worth a call to plan your visit based on what their schedule is that day. I got there at 10:30 and missed the train ride at 10. Lots of old historical engines and cars. Many of the displays allow you to walk thru them....More

Thank TravelinBuckI
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The museum is housed in the enclosed roundhouse of the Mount Clare Station yards. The extensive collection covers the entire period of American rail road steam engine development with a few modern diesel locomotives to round out the story.

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The collection of B&O equipment here is very good. There is a kids playground, and rides and things for even the littlest kids outside in a play area. I can't give 5 stars, however, due to the condition of some of the equipment stored outdoors...More

2  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Visited this museum during a long business trip that included a weekend stay. So glad that I did. If you love the history of the rails, you must visit the B&O Museum... even if it is just for the sake of the Monopoly card!

Thank Traveling_Man_1638
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I knew nothing about this museum until I walked into the front door! When I came out 2 hours later, all I could think about was with whom and when could I return. We were four "older" adults who had ridden trains but had no...More

Thank Tbirdgma
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were here on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Fascinating story of the development of one of America's great railroads. Depth and breadth, in that way, that you don't get at some other museums. They cover everything from the life of train crews to railroad china...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The B & O is named after a river which disappointed a friend of mine from Ohio! No matter .... we all loved getting into - literally - the history of the railroad. Take your kids and climb into a significant part of America's past!

Thank Jefo1
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Visited on July 31st 2015 for chuggington special event. Trip was enjoyable seeing many pieces of railroad history and taking a 3 yr old who is all about anything and everything trains, he was interested in seeing it too. Staff was friendly and tried to...More

1  Thank czvette76
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Say Hi ! to my cousin who volunteers here, he is the friendly one : but all the staff is helpful and full of information. Plenty of free parking. Wonderful displays indoor and outdoor. Kids can run outdoor train sets. Pretty good food with a...More

Thank Jim W
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Christine S
How long did it take to tour the museum?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Tribe93 | Reviewed this property |
It somewhat depends upon your interest of trains. My dad is a big railroad buff and we spent a good 2 hours walking around. there are a lot of train cars and locomotives you can climb aboard and see as well as a model... More
Just fyi on this and other travels you may do, with some simple online research you can usually find discounts such as 2 for 1 coupons for the B&O railway museum. I agree with you that $16pp is a tad steep, but cut that in half and it becomes reasonable. Hope this helps.
18 December 2014|
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Response from Terrie K | Reviewed this property |
"Two-fers" are a good deal if you can 1) find them and 2) plan ahead for your excursion to the museum (or anywhere for that matter!) For solo travelers, it won't cost you any more than your ticket might have and there is a... More